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Is it okay to allow c:\windows\ in the startup?

by Sgreen / December 15, 2005 1:52 AM PST

I finally gave in and allowed MS to install the following critical update as it's been bugging me to do so for what seems like a very long time. Security Update Microsoft.NET Framework, Version 1.1 Service Pack 1 (KB886903). Since then, a popup box appears saying that MS wants to add c:\windows\ to my startup group. So far, I've blocked it which seems to cause some things to slow down at closing. I have to "end task". Is it okay to allow this in the startup? If my downloading and installing this was a mistake, can I "undo" the mistake by using the Restore function to before I downloaded it?

I probably shouldn't have blindly installed this, but there seem to be many people (in computer magazines, computer columns in newspapers, people on various message boards, etc.) who advise downloading anything labeled a "critical update". Comments?

Thank you.

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Windows "Critcal" Updates
by eddie11013 / December 15, 2005 2:32 AM PST
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When you uninstalled them ...
by Sgreen / December 15, 2005 4:55 AM PST

through Add/Remove, did you have any problems? I have 2 in my Add/Remove also - Microsoft.NET Framework 1.1 and Microsoft.NET Framework 1.1 Hotfix (KB886903). I thought I had checked it to be hidden, but for some reason, it began popping up.


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I did not have any problems, at all
by eddie11013 / December 15, 2005 6:17 AM PST

when I used the control panel/add & remove programs, however, as you might have noticed someone posted that their might be a problem. When you say that you hid them, I assume you meant in the options of the windows update website. I just clicked the 'restore' hidden optional updates and they were still listed there, in case I now wanted to install them. I have not received "any" popup's telling me to do an install on this ".net" issue.
Just an FYI

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I appreciate ...
by Sgreen / December 15, 2005 7:03 AM PST

your quick responses. Re the "hidden" comment, yes, I did mean the Windows Updates.

Thanks again for your comments.

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